Weather Control: Monstrous
Flight: Excellent, up to 5 passengers
Protection from the weather: Amazing
Weather Prediction: Amazing
Create fog: Amazing intensity & thickness
Lightning Bolts: Monstrous
Create Amazing strength winds, cyclones etc.
Reduce weather effects with Amazing abilities, faliure will mean effects will increase
Leadership, Resist Domination, Lockpicking, Slieght of Hand, Escapology, Knives, Guns, Aerial Combat, Martial Arts A C, Multi-Lingual: Russian, English, Kenyan
Storm is the descendant of an ancient line of African priestesses, all of whom have white hair, blue eyes, and the potential to wield magic. Her mother, N’Dare, was the princess of a tribe in Kenya. She married the American photojournalist David Munroe and moved with him to Manhattan, where Ororo was born, but her parents moved to Cairo when she was only 6 months old. She lived there with her parents for five years in happiness, until the war came. She lost her parents during a bombing in which a building collapsed on the entire family, killing her parents and trapping her for several hours. Wandering the streets as an orphan, she soon was taken in by the Egyptian Master-Thief, Achmed El-Gibar, and trained by him in the art of thievery. Under his tutalege, she grew to be the best. She left him when she grew old enough to survive on her own, and somewhere along the way, she made her home near a tribe of East Africa, which worshipped her for many years as a wind-goddess. By this time, her mutant powers had developed, bestowing her with the power to call the wind, rains and lightning down from the sky and bend them to her will. These powers also allowed her to fly upon the winds. It was here that Xavier found her as a young woman and enlisted her help to free the original X-Men from Krakoa.
Over the years, she shed her innocence and learned the ways of battle, coming to be a formidable combatant in hand to hand combat. She eventually came to lead the X-Men in time, after Cyclops’ departure from the team, and proved to be quite capable of the job. Her true turning from her innocence happened when Angel was kidnapped by a group of reclusive mutants called the Morlocks. In her attempts to free him from Callisto, the Morlocks evil leader, she was forced to fight her in single combat, armed only with knives. Storm won that day, at the price of her innocence, driving the knife through Callisto’s black heart and winning leadership of the Morlocks. Callisto would have died if not for the Morlock healer, and Storm was forced to reckon with her actions. She came to understand that sometimes circumstances go beyond mere good and evil, black and white, but vowed never to take another life ever again. It was during this period that she grew to be the strong and wise leader of the X-Men that she still is today.
Storm did not stay with the Morlocks however, only visiting them on occasion, letting them lead their own lives without her leadership, her first loyalty still to the X-Men. She came to regret that decision when Mr. Sinister and his Marauders invaded the Morlock tunnels and laid waste to them all during the Mutant Massacre. The X-Men fought valiantly to save as many of the Morlocks as they could, and many of their own teammates were badly injured during the fight. Very few of the Morlocks escaped death however, and Storm feels the responsibility for that to this day.
Also during this time, she lost her powers for quite some time, when a mutant named Forge was hired by the government to design a weapon which would steal a mutants abilities. Henry Gyrich was sent to neutralize Rogue, but hit Storm with the weapon instead when she leaped in the way. She met Forge shortly after his weapon deprived her of her power, under different circumstances. Not realizing that he was the man who had designed the nullifying weapon, she fell in love with him, and he with her. Their romance was doomed however, when she discovered him to be the one who created the weapon which had stolen her powers, and she parted ways with him. They met again during the Fall of the Mutants, where they were both swept off to a perfect world by the Naze, effectively removing them from the battle. While only moments passed on earth, they spent a year there, the only two living creatures in existance. It drew them together, and their love bloomed once more. Forge discovered a way to return her powers to her as well, during their time there. When they finally managed to free themselves of the world, she and the rest of the X-Men were called upon to sacrifice their lives to save the world from Naze’s evil plans. They faced their deaths bravely, but remained dead only for mere moments before the goddess Roma restored them to life for their bravery. She made them invisible to all cameras and detections of any sort and offered to send them anywhere they wished to go. Deciding that the X-Men could move about more freely and accomplish more if the world believed them dead, they had Roma send them to a remote complex in Australia.
Meanwhile, Forge believed Storm dead, and she put him from her heart in order to follow her goals with the X-Men as leader. The X-Men continued operations in Australia, covertly and all was routine for a time. Then the complex was attacked and during the battle, Storm was believed to be shot and killed by an energy blast, the team even finding her body after the fact. In truth, she was captured and reduced to a mere child by Nanny The-Orphan-Maker, and was held captive by her for some time. She escaped, wandering for a time, eventually landing in Cairo, Illinois. Here she was confronted by the Shadow King. Having no powers in her pre-pubescent stage, she would have fallen before him, had it not been for the mutant Gambit. He helped her escape and return to the X-Men, becoming a member of the team himself. Shortly after her return to the X-Men, the entire team was swept off to the island of Genosha, where the madman Hodge turned Storm into a mindless slave. Unbeknownst to Hodge, however, the Genegineer changed the process and returned Storm to her adult form, whereupon she regained her powers once again. She met up with Forge again, following that, and he asked her to marry him. She was going to accept, and leave the X-Men, but then he withdrew his offer, believing she would refuse him, before she could answer him. They have not spoken since.
There have been many battles since then, and Storm has proven herself a strong and capable leader and friend to the team. With the recent addition of her former foe, Marrow, to the X-Men, tension levels have been high for the Wind Rider, though she seems to be coping well. She still leads the team today, in tandem with Cyclops for a time, and now once again on her own.